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Can you identify this scooter thief?

Scooter thief

Can you identify this scooter thief from the inset image of the man while riding in the back of a taxi?

Sunshine Coast detectives want to speak to him about the theft of a Suzuki UK110 scooter from outside a surf club at Coolum last week.

Just after 4pm last Saturday (9 May 2020), the man attended the surf club on David Low Way where he stole a silver 2015 Suzuki UK110 bearing Queensland registration 095QU.

Prior to this, the man attempted to steal a car from a house on First Avenue at Coolum Beach, just after 3.30pm.

The man was confronted by the residents and ran from the area.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, of a solid build with short dark hair. He is also described as having New Zealand accent and wearing a black shirt and shorts at the time.

Anyone with information that could identify the man, or the whereabouts of the scooter, is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP2000959139 within the online suspicious activity form.

Motorcycle and scooter theft rose more than any other category of vehicle last year with South East Queensland a hotspot for thieves.